1995 Ford Escort timing

Tiny
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  • 1995 FORD ESCORT
  • 1.9L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 1,222 MILES
Timing belt broke put in the new one & it will not run all timing marks aligned to tdc changed the firing order still the same
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Thursday, July 10th, 2014 AT 7:22 AM

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Tiny
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You probably want to check and see if the crank sensor or it's wiring got damaged in the process.

If you don't see anything you will have to go to basic "Crank, no start" testing.

All "crank, no start" conditions are approached in the same way. Every engine requires certain functions to be able to run. Some of these functions rely on specific components to work and some components are part of more than one function so it is important to see the whole picture to be able to conclude anything about what may have failed. Also, these functions can ONLY be tested during the failure. Any other time and they will simply test good because the problem isn't present at the moment.
If you approach this in any other way, you are merely guessing and that only serves to replace unnecessary parts and wastes money.

Every engine requires spark, fuel and compression to run. That's what we have to look for.

These are the basics that need to be tested and will give us the info required to isolate a cause.

1) Test for spark at the plug end of the wire using a spark tester. If none found, check for power supply on the + terminal of the coil with the key on.

2) Test for injector pulse using a small bulb called a noid light. If none found, check for power supply at one side of the injector with the key on.

3) Use a fuel pressure gauge to test for correct fuel pressure, also noticing if the pressure holds when key is shut off.

4) If all of these things check good, then you would need to do a complete compression test.

Once you have determined which of these functions has dropped out,
you will know which system is having the problem.
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Thursday, July 10th, 2014 AT 7:50 AM
Tiny
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It will start & run but spits/sputters & backfires then dies after about 1 or 2 minutes it has fire/gas good compression tried to advance and retard the timing with very little change & thanks for your help
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Thursday, July 10th, 2014 AT 8:32 AM
Tiny
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Something is either assembled wrong or got damaged in the process. Check for stored codes, take a compression test and look everything over again.
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Thursday, July 10th, 2014 AT 8:40 AM
Tiny
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After looking over everything for the umpteenth time I was about to put the harmonic balancer back on & I noticed that it has one tooth missing will that make it run rough?
I'm not sure if it would or not becous the crankshaft sensor would be reading off
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Thursday, July 10th, 2014 AT 2:50 PM
Tiny
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You mean you can see it broken or it just skipped a tooth?

That's probably normal. That's how it identifies #1 cylinder.
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Thursday, July 10th, 2014 AT 3:14 PM
Tiny
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No it has a space witch is factory and I can see a tooth that's been broken off
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Thursday, July 10th, 2014 AT 3:23 PM
Tiny
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If it's clearly broken, then yes that is a major problem.
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Thursday, July 10th, 2014 AT 3:25 PM
Tiny
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I thank y'all so very much for your help
I put a new harmonic balancer on it started up like a new one thanks again
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Thursday, July 10th, 2014 AT 7:21 PM
Tiny
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You're welcome
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Friday, July 11th, 2014 AT 2:14 AM

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